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The scientific community is certain with near unanimity that man-made global warming is disrupting Earth’s climate and that remedies are urgently needed. But public opinion and political rhetoric do not mirror the prevailing scientific consensus. We report here on continuing climate research and the controversies which surround the empirical findings.

The death toll from global warming-fueled heat waves will rise by 150,000 in America's biggest cities by century's end, study finds.
The U.S. death toll from heat waves made more intense by climate change will rise by 150,000—just...
06/06/2012 | Read More
While the national climate debate is fixed on whether Earth is warming, climate scientists are focused on understanding how bad it will be.
The global warming debate in Congress, the states and on the campaign trail centers on two issues:...
06/04/2012 | Read More
Why is there a plan in San Diego to rip out 107 shade trees, when most of the valuable services they provide will be lost?
Rip out mature shade trees and put in palms? That's the debate going on now in sunny San Diego—and...
05/31/2012 | Read More
A new study says trees are absorbing 3.4 percent less carbon than has been assumed, including in models used to prepare the IPCC reports.
Trees may not be the planetary saviors people have been counting on in a warming climate. A new...
05/23/2012 | Read More
Adam Brandt, global expert on the carbon footprint of fuels, explains why oil sands' 20% greater greenhouse gas emissions are significant.
The debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline heated up again last week after the Congressional...
05/22/2012 | Read More
'Climate chaos' led one upstate N.Y. farm to stop planting in fertile flood plains, a practice farmers have followed for thousands of years.
In 2008, Katy Lince watched the vegetables she had nurtured at Hawthorne Valley Farm in upstate New...
05/16/2012 | Read More
Richard Lindzen's rejected idea that clouds can help prevent catastrophic climate change keeps resurfacing, thanks largely to nonscientist skeptics.
In climate science, some ideas seem to live forever like vampires, despite repeated attempts to...
05/09/2012 | Read More
Climate scientists agree in vast majority that human-caused global warming is occurring. But most U.S. weather forecasters don't. Why?
In recent years, the world's scientists have begun to show that climate change is altering the...
05/07/2012 | Read More
A shift away from this year's La Nina to El Nino could dramatically alter temperature and extreme weather patterns—and global warming may play a role.
Changes are brewing in the equatorial Pacific, and they could profoundly affect weather across the...
05/02/2012 | Read More
Introducing Weather Insider, a weekly round-up of news you didn’t get in the forecast.
This spring seems to have no end to the tricks up its sleeve. Winter may have gone AWOL in March,...
04/25/2012 | Read More

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